Pretty cool story, a solder in the US Army got a medal for his work automating some of the supply stuff they had to do. Implemented some scripts and macros to access the data way more efficiently through an ODBC driver.

How I got a medal from the Army for writing code | Rough Book

A nice feel good story about IT being appreciated for doing what it is intended to do and making things better.

An Army Medal For Coding In Perl - Slashdot